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Fighting continue in Sudan as ceasefire talks yield no breakthrough




Air strikes again shook Sudan’s capital on Monday while the latest truce talks in Jeddah yielded no progress, where a Saudi diplomat said both warring sides consider themselves capable of winning the battle.

Sudan was thrown into turmoil when fighting broke out on April 15 between the forces of army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy turned rival Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who heads the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces RSF.

The warring generals have sent representatives to Saudi Arabia for talks on establishing a humanitarian truce in an effort also backed by the United States.But so far all efforts have failed to yield positive results.

Battles have since killed hundreds, wounded thousands and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

The fighting has sparked a mass exodus of foreigners and of Sudanese, in land, air and sea evacuations.

The battles in the capital and in other parts of the country have killed more than 750 people and injured over 5,000, according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project.

United Nations says over the past two weeks, almost 200 people have been killed in Darfur, Sudan’s long-troubled western region.

The UN has also warned of a widening humanitarian crisis, as its facilities and that of other aid groups have faced large-scale looting, including at the World Food Program in Khartoum over the weekend, a UN spokesperson said on Monday.

Fighting has already displaced over 700,000 people and created in excess of 120,000 refugees who have fled north into Egypt, west to Chad, and to South Sudan as well as elsewhere, according to the UN.



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